The full-width upper terrace (42.7sqm) sets the tone for this comfortable, double-storey home. Protected from weather extremes by white shuttered bi-fold doors and cooled by big-blade overhead fans, the terrace is an outdoor extension of the adjacent dining and living areas. (On cooler days, the river breezes are kept at bay by the living area?s black granite fireplace.) The kitchen, separated from the dining room by a convenient servery, also overlooks the terrace, and all 3 rooms have views to parkland and the river beyond.
The big, wraparound kitchen, however, has attractions of its own. Three banks of cupboards, topped by black granite, form an efficient U-shape design. The Smeg stove (gas burners and electric oven), centre island bench with sink, walk-in pantry, and 2-pac finish make life easy. Downstairs, a second large living area is perfect as a media-rumpus-billiard room. With bar area and sink, plenty of storage and wooden shutters admitting plenty of natural light, it opens up to a lower terrace (the same dimensions as upstairs) and the pool, spa and river beyond.
This 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is built for families. Upstairs, the master suite has a private tiled balcony, offering park and river views, as well as double basins, double shower, a large walk-in robe and the clutter-free luxury of a laundry chute. Close to the master bedroom, and ideal for younger children, are bedrooms 2 and 3, separated by another bathroom. Downstairs, the particularly large 4th bedroom has views of the pool, while bedroom 5, with park and river views, has internet access (2 lines) and shelving, so it could double as a home office. All bedrooms have built-in robes. The super-size laundry is also a multi-purpose ironing space, sewing room and storage area leading to the outdoor drying area.
Extra touches take this functional residence to the next level, such as the 22,700 litre polytank, hardwearing Italian tile, slate and polished Jarrah timber floors in high-traffic areas, a multi-zone security system and ducted air-conditioning on the top level. A cool, muted colour scheme, accented with darker, earthy tones, produces a neutral d?cor that would complement a range of furnishings. A spacious garage, with remote, easily accommodates 2 x 4WD plus storage, while a rear shed takes garden equipment. The 8.5m in-ground pool and decadent 6-person automated spa can both be heated in cooler weather, and both look out to serene, bushland views. For boaties, the deluxe 8m x 3m concrete pontoon is reached by a marathon 24m timber walkway, and is serviced by lighting, power and water.
This special property brings together the best that Brisbane has to offer ? natural beauty, the river, a laid-back lifestyle and a stylish home that?s built for the climate, in upmarket Corinda, close to all major facilities and only 9kms from Brisbane?s CBD.